Hair Update and a Growth Challenge

Eleanor J'adore - Hair Update and a Growth Challenge

Hi All

A couple of posts back I informed you that I am pregnant and that I would be back with a hair update fairly soon. Well, instead of an actual update my very next post was  a video tutorial on how I achieve my big curly hair.  If I’m being honest, that video sums up my hair as of late. Ever since morning sickness kicked in I found it harder to stick to my once a week pre-poo, washing, deep conditioning, and twisting routine. What made life easier in the end was stick to wash and gos as it was the quickest to do and required the least amount of effort. At night I would either pineapple my hair or if I was really lazy I would just make a low pony tail and sleep on a silk lined pillow.

Now that I have the bounce back in my step, I’m slowly returning to my original hair regime (with some product changes), which brings me to some exciting news: As of July, I’ll be participating in a Hair Growth Challenge. This challenge is spearheaded by my friend and blogger Mandy Cooke from The Mandy Expedition and couldn’t come at a better time for me. It’s the perfect push I need to get my routine back on track, since my goal is still to grow my hair to waist length.

Mandy first posted her recipe for this growth mixture sometime in late 2014 and it literally took the South African online hair community by storm. Girls were all over her blog and various Facebook pages raving about the success they’ve been experiencing with the potion. I tried it for a short while but became quite lazy rather soon after I started with it and so my foray into accelerated hair growth didn’t last very long. This time though, I’m determined to remain fully committed for the duration of the challenge.

Since I know there’ll be questions about the recipe, here it is:

Eleanor J'adore - Hair Update and a Growth Challenge

So I want to invite all of you, my lovely followers to join me in this challenge. If any of you are interested, it will give you a few days to get yourself sorted with the ingredients. Go to Mandy’s blog for more information and guidelines, and feel free to interact with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to track your progress.

Love your curls!




My Big Curly Hair Routine on Natural Hair

My big curly hair routine

Hello Lovelies!

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve just published my first ever video tutorial over on my YouTube channel! For all of you who’ve ever asked how I achieve my big hair, I’ve made an easy to follow 5-step tutorial on how I do it. Maybe my routine can help some of you too. And remember, it’s not about the products, but more about the technique you use.

I hope you enjoy it and if you’d like to see more videos from me, make sure you like, comment and subscribe!

Love your curls!



Eleanor J'adore - Pregnancy Announcement

Well it’s official. The last time I actually sat down to write and publish a post was 3 months ago. I never thought I’d go this long without posting on this little blog of mine, but I promise I have a very good reason: I’m pregnant! That’s right. My husband and I are expecting our very first baby!

We are excited beyond words and half the time we just sit in absolute silence marvelling at how we are being blessed with the miracle of creating a new life.

At 18 weeks I’m into the second trimester and almost halfway through the pregnancy. If you’re wondering how the first trimester went, I’m just going to say morning sickness was my middle name, which was the main reason for my prolonged absence. And when I say morning sickness, I mean nausea every day for the entire day and throwing up at least once almost daily. This carried on for roughly two months until about 16 weeks, so I’m happily over it all and I can now just concentrate on enjoying the pregnancy.

I’ll write a separate hair update and I’ve also been asked via Instagram to do some pregnancy style updates so watch out for those posts coming soon. In the meantime, if there’s anything  you’d like to know specifically or have suggestions for future posts, please comment below.

Shoo – It feels good to be back. I’ve seriously missed you all!